Photo Gallery: Tested’s Tippett Studio Set Visit

Making the Stop-Motion Holochess for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Note: This video contains a very minor spoiler about a special effects sequence in Star Wars: The Force Awakens] One of the many surprises in Star Wars: The Force Awakens that delighted fans was the appearance of the Dejarik holochess game on the Millennium Falcon. We went behind-the-scenes at Tippett Studio to watch Phil Tippett and his team create the stop-motion animation sequence, and learn a secret about how this cameo connects to the original Star Wars!

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

Episode 331 – Staying Off The Internet – 12/17/15

Norm is joined by Jeremy and Sean this week to talk about the FAA’s recent drone registration announcement, Netflix re-encoding its entire library, virtual reality predictions, and our anticipation for Star Wars. Staying off of the internet isn’t easy! Plus, our impressions of new movie trailers for Star Trek, Independent Day, and X-Men sequels.

Making a Working BB-8 Droid Replica!

Ever since BB-8 first made its appearance in the first Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser, droid builders have been trying to figure out how to make their own working replica. We visit the shop of Mike Senna, veteran robot builder, to follow his progress creating his own BB-8.

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

The Origin of “The Only Difference Between Screwing Around and Science Is Writing It Down”

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Since I get asked this question a lot, I thought I’d talk about where the “remember kids, the only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down” expression came from.

Its origin derives from the 2012 MythBusters episode, Bouncing Bullet. The myth, from a scene in Burn Notice, was whether bullets could skip off the pavement and into a car. We had a devil of a time doing such a thing safely, but with the help of our frequent contributor, ballistics expert Alex Jason, we succeeded.

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The shoot was a tough one, but once we had all of our data, the result was clear. Alex turned to me and said the quote in question. The SECOND he said it, I told him that I was going to say it on camera, and that it would be a big hit of a phrase. He said that was fine with him, so I used it later in the Titanic Survival episode.

Alex thinks it’s hilarious that it’s gone so viral. I’m pleased to give him credit.

In Town for a Day – Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project – 12/15/15

Adam’s back in town for a day in the final stretch of his tour, and we meet up in the cave to catch up and talk about some recent adventures. We also review the new Syfy show, The Expanse! It’s an extra long episode of Still Untitled!

Adam Savage Uncovers STEAM Leaders in Atlanta

While on tour, Adam Savage visited Utopian Academy of the Arts and met Artesius Miller, Founder and Executive Director, along with math teacher Marcus Blackwell who developed Make Music Count; an innovative curriculum combining algebraic expressions and piano.

Shot and edited by Joey Fameli
Music by Jinglepunks

Episode 330 – On a Segue Roll – 12/10/15

This week, Norm is joined by Jeremy and Sean to talk about exclusive content for streaming services, Apple’s worst designed product, and depth camera technology. Plus, an extra long VR minute segment in which we talk about the big news with HTC Vive, PlayStation VR, and Oculus Rift. All three platforms have announcements!